Casona El Carmen Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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Finally we drift into Rioseco and find a hotel. It is a relief to dry out and neck a beer or two. There are some damn fine heavy ales in this part of Spain.
The hotel has been in the family for a long time. In the dining room there are old photographs of the hotelier's father or grandfather working in the smoke house at the back. He is surrounded by ...
Because I took a wrong lane up to a roundabout I am not sure if he is ahead of me or behind.
Assuming he stayed in the correct lane I hustle out onto the A8 motorway and set off fast to catch him up. Alas it turns out that Mick is behind me somewhere. His older Tomtom maps route him a different way and so we are separated within 5 minutes of the start.
The next few hours will seem ...
... after plate.
There was a variety of cheeses. That was followed by a plate of salami and sliced meats.
After that came a pastry dish, and then an odd combination of hot sliced Iberico ham over fried eggs over French fries.
The waiter wouldn’t let us touch it until he had mixed it all together.
And finally it was time for dessert.
It was actually a ...
... hear bagpipes and other Celtic sounds. The drink of the area is cider, which comes in many forms, the most popular of which costs about €3 a litre and is consumed in copious amounts - especially, as we saw, at lunch. After the tour, about 3pm, we headed to Gijón on our own and just wandered. Here, the name of the city is pronounced "Hee-yon". Our coffee metric was ...
10km of well-maintained path (formerly a service track for a HEP scheme) high above the Rio Cares between Poncebos and Cain constitute, perhaps unfortunately, the most popular mountain walk in Spain. The Lonely Planet describes walking it in August 'can feel like a Saturday morning on London's Oxford St.' However, we were undeterred and were rewarded with a magnificent and at times vertiginous excursion along the gorge separating the ...